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Walker blames GOP lawmakers for abortive open records plan

Walker blames GOP lawmakers for abortive open records plan

Gov. Scott Walker has blamed Republican lawmakers for an unsuccessful proposal to roll back Wisconsin's open records law. "I think the whole thing was a huge mistake," the Republican governor said in a radio interview. He told conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes on WTMJ-AM on Friday that the idea didn't come from him, and that the plan should not have been inserted into the budget. "That was brought to us by the Legislature, and they said they wanted to look at it and wanted our input," he said. "We brought up some things that we still think are legitimate in terms of records that involve things like having our staff giving you options on...

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